Work continues to progress at the Vernal Regional Airport. The earthwork and drainage project is complete, shares Executive Director for the Uintah Transportation Special Service District Adam Massey, and about 3 weeks of work were put in on the runway and taxiway project before being shut down for the winter. “Crews will start again in the spring and we expect the runway and taxiway to be all finished by the end of 2017,” says Massey. The runway and taxiway project is primarily financed by a FAA grant of about $16 million dollars. Massey reports it is also possible that a new terminal building will again be explored in coming years but no plans are currently in place for one.